Stories tagged: "ICE"


Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Wooten says authorities denied COVID-19 tests to immigrants, performed questionable hysterectomies and shredded records in a complaint filed to the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
DHS Announces Investigation into Claims of ICE Detainees Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

A whistleblower reported earlier this week that immigrant women detained at a Georgia detention center were being forced to undergo unnecessary gynecological procedures without their consent.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.

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Shocking New Docuseries Highlights ICE’s Many Abuses. Will It Be Enough to Wake People Up?

Will the docuseries 'Immigration Nation' spur the U.S. to end ICE's human rights abuses and demand immigration policy change?

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)
How a Group of Progressive Lawmakers Are Trying to Stop Trump’s Secret Police

As the president sends more federal agents to more cities that don't want them, this group wants to slow down their funding

In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk through the gates of Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 8, 2020, challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. Some institutions, including Harvard, have announced that all instruction will be offered remotely in the fall during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Trump Administration Rescinds Rule on International Students After Fierce Backlash

The announcement brings relief to thousands of foreign students who had been at risk of being deported from the country.

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We Spoke to One of the International Students Targeted by Trump’s New Rule. Here’s What She Said.

“Either you risk going back to school and endangering the safety and health of students and faculty, or you have to go and leave the country."

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Salvadoran Man Becomes First ICE Detainee to Die From Coronavirus

Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia and his sisters came from El Salvador with their mother in 1980 during the country’s civil war, and he was the only one unable to obtain a green card.